Extraordinary Opportunities

STEM

 

 

   Chillicothe Primary is recognized by the State of Ohio as a model for innovative learning and granted STEM Designation from the Ohio Department of Education. Our commitment to individualized and engaging opportunities for every student sets us apart from traditional elementary schools.  We are the only K-2 school in the state of Ohio to receive STEM designation and one of only four public elementary schools in the entire Central Ohio region to have the honor.  

 

State of the Art Technology 

  • All students are provided a personal computer grades 3-12

  • Through 3-D Printing students have unlimited design capabilities

  • Drones and Flight simulators are used to teach engineering, manufacturing, problem-solving and project management.  

  • Robotics  gives our students the opportunity to expand their math and technology skills. 

  • Virtual Reality Goggles  take out students on field trips all over the world

  • Walking Classroom Technology - Students listen to Podcast lessons while walking around the school grounds.

 

 

Real World Learning

Chillicothe City Schools believes that skills and subjects should be taught in a way that resembles real life.  Students work side by side with community members to apply what they are learning in the classroom to challenges facing our area.  

  • Advocated for expanding the local Farmers market to lower income neighborhoods

  • Fresh fruit and vegetable distribution

  • Created a healthy and cheap cookbook for families

  • Designed and built duck boxes for our local parks

  • Community Tree planting

  • Created Public Service Announcement Videos

 

 

STEM for every student  

  • Providing a rigorous and engaging STEM curriculum for every student is a district priority. 

  • Chillicothe Primary is recognized by the State of Ohio as a model for innovative learning and granted STEM Designation from the Ohio Department of Education. Our commitment to individualized and engaging opportunities for every student sets us apart from traditional elementary schools. 

  • Chillicothe City Schools is committed  to preparing our students for successful careers and opportunities in fields or jobs that may not even exist yet.  At all grade levels, students are given the chance to follow their interests and show their strengths. 

  • Throughout the educational journey students are provided with unique STEM opportunities such as Drone Racing, Robotics courses, Cavalier Shark Tank, Community Internships, Arts Activities and the Chillicothe Challenge.  

 

Only at CCSD! -

We offer a number of opportunities that are available exclusively to every student in our district.

Exclusive programs

Muddy Boots and Backpacks is an environmental science program for our elementary students made possible through our  partnership with Ross County Parks District provides Muddy Boots and Backpacks expeditions take the classroom outside. Students gather data, explore the world around them, and connect what is happening in the classroom learning with real life experiences. 

Adventures in Innovation is engineering curriculum that can only be found at Chillicothe Primary Schools.   Based on storybooks, it teaches students how to apply the engineering design process to find solutions to problems they encounter in their reading. Students learn to work in teams, use specific steps to solve problems, test and improve their solutions, and share their discoveries with others.  The program provides students with the skills and confidence to find solutions to real problems they encounter in their everyday lives.

The VOICE program allows elementary students to choose topics to study in depth. These groups are made up of students from multiple grade levels who share a common interest. Students interact with local experts and community leaders who help to enhance these learning experiences.





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